Correlation is why LDS high priests and MIA maids learn basically the same stuff

Have you ever wondered why LDS church lessons seem to be recycled every few years? Or why the lesson manuals can be used in high priests group, elder’s quorum, Relief Society classes? Or why there isn’t much distinction between what is taught to the high priests or the MIA maids? It’s called correlation, and despite the opening of this blog, there’s actually as many positives to it than there are negatives.

As author Matthew Bowman explains in his superb book, “The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith,” by the mid-1950s, the LDS Church was in real danger of becoming a global bureaucratic nightmare, and an expensive one.

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